Protection of Open Conductors and Cables

Individual open conductors and cables, other than service-entrance cables, shall not be installed within _____ ft of grade level or where exposed to physical damage.

a) 8
b) 10
c) 12
d) 15

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: b) 10

Article 230 covers service conductors and equipment for control of protection of services. Part IV of this Article focuses on service-entrance conductors. As noted in Sec. 230.50(B)(2), "Individual open conductors and cables, other than service-entrance cables, shall not be installed within 10 ft of grade level or where exposed to physical damage."

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